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The Exynos 8895 might appear in the international version of the Galaxy S8. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung launches Exynos Series 9 8895 SoC

The Exynos 8895 is built on Samsung's 10 nm FinFET process and offers some notable improvements over last generations Exynos processors.
Asus ZenBook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T Convertible Review

86% Asus ZenBook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T Convertible Review

Stylish, slim, enduring. With the ZenBook Flip UX360UAK, Asus delivers a stylish and slim 13.3-inch convertible that can boast with an outstanding battery life. The configuration is also good: SSD, IPS panel, backlit keyboard. The whistling fan is an annoyance. This flaw should not appear in a 1000-Euro ($1061) device.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could be in for a refurbished return. (Source: Hankyung)

Note 7 resurrected: Samsung could begin to refurbish and sell Galaxy Note 7

According to a South Korean news outlet, Samsung may refurbished recalled Galaxy Note 7 units with smaller capacity batteries and new outer casings.
HP Spectre x360 15-bl002xx Convertible Review

82% HP Spectre x360 15-bl002xx Convertible Review

Better yet? HP's 2017 version of the Spectre x360 15-inch convertible features a latest-generation Intel processor alongside a switch to discrete graphics. The updated design incorporates smaller bezels a la Spectre x360 13 and the 4K display - improved over last year's model - is now the sole panel option.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2 kg
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe

87% Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL Smartphone Review

Late luxury. Asus' latest ZenFone 3 Deluxe flagship smartphone will also be available on the European market soon. With Qualcomm's current premium SoC, a high-resolution 23-megapixel camera, and a large 5.7-inch AMOLED panel, the handset features some technological highlights. But how will it fare in the test compared with other equally first-rate competitors?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.7" | 172 g
Blackview R6 Smartphone Review

77% Blackview R6 Smartphone Review

Priced (too) tightly? Blackview's R6 wants to offer a configuration that is usually only found in much more expensive smartphones for just 130 Euros (~$137): Full HD screen, fingerprint sensor, decent camera. Is this possible in view of the tight budget?
Mediatek MT6737T | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.5" | 198 g
Mac Otakara has stated that Apple may update their current iPad Pro and iPhone lines in March. (Source: Otakara)

Apple rumored to update iPad Pro, iPhones in March

According to Japanese website Mac Otakara, the Cupertino Giant will add several new sizes of iPad Pro and new colors to the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 lines.
A teardown of what might be the Nintendo Switch gives us a good look at what's inside. (Source:

Supposed teardown of Nintendo's Switch gives an idea of what makes it tick

A teardown of what might be Nintendo's Switch gives us a peek into what we might see in the upcoming console.
Showtime Glass offers screen protection with some glitz. (Source: MOXYO)

Glitz and glam on the go: MOXYO Showtime Glass adds sparkle to your iPhone's screen

Showtime Glass is a tempered glass screen protector for iPhones. It has embedded glitter that "sparkles in any light condition" but is not visible when the display is on.
Acer Aspire Switch One 10 SW1-011-14UQ Notebook Review

78% Acer Aspire Switch One 10 SW1-011-14UQ Notebook Review

A convertible laptop for home. Acer wants about 250 Euros (~$265) for their new 10.1-inch convertible Windows laptop: the Switch One. The few hundred bucks will get you a silent computer with long battery life - and a surprisingly bright, contrast-rich IPS display.
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.1" | 1.3 kg
Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Smartphone Review

83% Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Smartphone Review

Flagship lite 2.0. Huawei's P8 lite was actually the slimmed down version of Huawei's second-last flagship phone. Nevertheless, it has now been reworked with a new design, Full HD panel, and many other improvements. Our report reveals whether the P8 lite (2017) is a good deal.
HiSilicon Kirin 655 | ARM Mali-T830 MP2 | 5.2" | 147 g
Smartphone makers are reluctant to keep making larger phones each year, but they can still make the screen bigger. (Source: Android Central)

Xiaomi says a Mi Mix successor is in the works

Xiaomi's CEO revealed that the company is working on a successor to the almost bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix. Even though that phone was only released in China, its worldwide acclaim indicates that consumers welcome the design trend.
Chuwi Hi13 Windows convertible with Apollo Lake processor to retail for $369 USD

Chuwi Hi13 convertible coming next week for $369 USD

Although it comes with a slower processor and lacks dedicated graphics, this Chinese convertible features a 13.5-inch display with 3,000X2,000 pixels and pen input, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage.
Fujitsu refreshes Lifebook P727, T937, and Stylistic R727 with Kaby Lake

Fujitsu announces Lifebook P727, T937, and Stylistic R727 with Kaby Lake

The 12.5-inch P727 and 13.3-inch T937 convertibles and 12.5-inch R727 detachable will all launch later this month for starting prices between 1100 and 1400 Euros.
The GPD Win is a 5.5" Windows 10 PC aimed at gamers on the go. (Source.

GPD updates Win mini PC

The pocket-sized PC gets some notable improvements, including a faster Intel Atom processor and a higher quality keyboard.
HP Envy 15 as133cl Notebook Review

79% HP Envy 15 as133cl Notebook Review

Green with envy. Kaby Lake is trickling down from the expensive Spectre series to the more affordable Envy lineup. While the new Envy 15 is thinner and lighter than its predecessors, it unfortunately shoves touchscreen down our throats with heavy throttling under extreme loads.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Smartphone Review

87% Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Smartphone Review

Water-resistant. The Galaxy A5 series now enters the third round and has to keep its ground when fighting in the strong mid-range. More power, bigger storage, and water and dust protection are to help here. The test will show whether this will suffice.
Samsung Exynos 7880 | ARM Mali-T830 MP3 | 5.2" | 159 g
The 14-inch Razer Blade's touch panel was in dire need of an update.

Razer Blade 14 gets Kaby Lake CPU, new 4K display

Razer has finally updated the QHD+ IGZO panel on their 14-inch Blade with a new UHD (4k) panel as well as swapped out the i7-6700HQ for its 7th generation Kaby Lake counterpart. The Kaby Lake processor should help battery life, but the 4K display is likely to severely punish the Blade's 70WHr battery.
The Samsung Chromebook Plus is now available for $449 from select retailers. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's Chromebook Plus now available for purchase

The Chromebook comes with a built-in stylus and support for Android apps via the Google Play Store for Chrome. Current retail price is $449.
Lenovo C2 Smartphone Review

80% Lenovo C2 Smartphone Review

Affordable battery-giant. The Lenovo C2 is an entry-level smartphone that is supposed to attract low-budget customers with a big and removable battery, an HD display, and dual SIM. Since the screen, camera, and battery life are quite good, this could work. But are there also any shortcomings?
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5" | 139 g
Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK Convertible Review

81% Lenovo Yoga 700-11ISK Convertible Review

Weak cooling. The small Lenovo Yoga 700 is a portable and very versatile companion thanks to its 11.6-inch screen and different operating modes. However, there are problems in terms of input devices and the passive cooling solution, because the processor cannot utilize its full potential.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 11.6" | 1.1 kg
The GPD Pocket will be available in Ubundu and Windows variants. (Source: GPD)

7-inch subnotebook GPD Pocket starts crowdfunding February 15

GPD has released more details on their ultra-mobile PC, the GPD Pocket. The Kickstarter campaign will open on February 15th.
Lenovo: Even more details about Yoga 720 with Quad-Core-CPUs and GeForce 1050 leaked

Lenovo: Even more details about Yoga 720 with Quad-Core-CPUs and GeForce 1050 leaked

A few days ago, the first details about two new Yoga convertible laptops emerged. Now, even more details and specifications were leaked, thanks to the manufacturer Lenovo, who put the product-sites online a bit too early.
The foldable smartphone market is about to get crowded very quickly as Apple, LG Electronics and Microsoft are all looking into similar technology. (Source: NDTV)

Samsung's foldable smartphone to launch in Q4 2017

The age of the clamshell phone is long gone, but Samsung has some new foldable smartphones and displays in the works, some of which will debut at MWC in a closed-door event. This information will be used to gauge interest in the technology from both consumers and other handset makers.
Gigaset GS160 Smartphone Review

80% Gigaset GS160 Smartphone Review

Gigaffordable. The GS160 is Gigaset’s cheapest smartphone so far. The manufacturer has even installed a fingerprint scanner for under 150 Euros (~$160). But is the device anything special or just another low-cost smartphone? Find out in the test report.
Mediatek MT6737 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5" | 139 g
Android Wear 2.0 brings better cellular calling to supported smartwatches. (Source: Google)

Google releases Android Wear 2.0

The update brings several new features to Android smartwatches including improved fitness tracking, better message response options, and Google Assistant.
The Gameband brings the classic Atari 2600 to smartwatches. (Source: Gameband Kickstarter)

The Gameband aims to put Pong on your wrist

The smartwatch runs a version of Android specially tuned for playing games. So far, the Gameband supports some original Atari 2600 games and the indie game Terraria.
The Cube i35 will have a 3000 x 2000 resolution panel. (Source: Cube)

Cube's upcoming i35 notebook sports a 3000 x 2000 resolution screen

The Cube i35 will have a high-res screen but low-powered processor. Intel's Core M3-7Y30 CPU sits at the heart of the thin-and-light but may not be enough to power the dense display.
Samsung Chromebook Plus convertible to offer up to 16 GB RAM

Samsung Chromebook Plus might have up to 16 GB RAM

While the Samsung Chromebook Plus is expected to arrive next week with 4 GB RAM on board, its Pro sibling is scheduled to arrive in April. While it is supposed to feature up to 8 GB RAM, the latest rumors claim the Chromebook Pro might get a 16 GB RAM variant after a while as well.
The Lenovo Yoga 720 may have thinner bezels for a smaller footprint. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Lenovo Yoga 720 leaked on Notebook Italia

The leak states that the Lenovo Yoga 720 may have a Kaby Lake CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.
Lenovo K6 Smartphone Review

83% Lenovo K6 Smartphone Review

Price cutter. Lenovo's K6 5-inch middle-class smartphone sells for less than 200 Euro (~$215), but its robust hardware features put it in a category normally reserved for much pricier competitors.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5" | 140 g
Lenovo Yoga A12 Android convertible tablet with Intel Atom x5 processor

Lenovo Yoga A12 now official

Not long after surfacing on Amazon, this 12.2-inch convertible tablet with Android onboard is finally official. Its highlights include the Intel Atom x5 processor, two Dolby Atmos speakers, and a Halo touchscreen keyboard.
The Google Now Launcher has been a popular option for Android OEMs and users. (Source: Google Play Store)

End of an Era: Google Now Launcher will soon be discontinued

Google plans to delist the Google Now Launcher by the end of March and remove it from the list of approved launchers for use by OEMs.
The casing of the included power adapter can fall apart, creating a risk of electric shock. (Source: Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble issues recall on NOOK Tablet 7 power adapters

Due to problems with the charger casing falling apart, Barnes & Noble has issued a recall. Affected users that send in their power adapters will receive a new charger and a $5 gift card.
Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 Convertible Review

87% Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 Convertible Review

Finally, a 2-in-1 InfinityEdge. Dell has successfully translated its award-winning XPS 13 notebook into a convertible with many of its original features intact including the design and display. Users will have to sacrifice some performance and features along the way when compared to the latest Ultrabooks.
Intel Core i7-7Y75 | Intel HD Graphics 615 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Nintendo made a $569 million profit over the holidays. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo financial highlights: Pokemon pays big, hardware sales slow

Nintendo hit it big this holiday season with Pokemon Sun and Moon, while Wii U sales continued to falter. Smartphone app sales were mixed.
Trekstor SurfTab duo W3 Convertible Review

76% Trekstor SurfTab duo W3 Convertible Review

Low-cost convertible. Approximately 230 to 250 Euros (~$245 to ~$267) have to be ponied up for Trekstor's 11.6-inch convertible. The buyer gets a device with a Cherry Trail processor and viewing-angle stable Full HD IPS panel. The device shows weaknesses in battery life, though.
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 11.6" | 1.5 kg
The classic PC game Myst is now available on Android. (Source: Google Play Store - realMyst)

Classic adventure game Myst now available on Android

The venerable PC adventure game finally comes to Android devices for an immersive gaming experience on the go.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be completely redesigned. (Source: VentureBeat)

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to be announced on March 29th, will be redesigned

According to rumors, The Samsung Galaxy S8 will remove the physical home button and feature much larger displays. The phone is expected to be announced on March 29th.
Kodak Ektra Smartphone Review

81% Kodak Ektra Smartphone Review

The camera-smartphone? The Kodak Ektra carries a big name and accordingly wants to pocket the prize for the best smartphone camera. Read on to find out if it does, and whether this smartphone could be something for you.
Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797 | ARM Mali-T880 MP4 | 5" | 163 g
Japan Display flexible LCD display now available in 5.5-inch size

Japan Display unveils 5.5-inch flexible LCD display

A cheaper flexible touchscreen display has just been introduced by Japan Display, who decided to use the older (and cheaper) LCD panel instead of the more expensive OLED technology.
Dell Inspiron 15 5578-1777 Convertible Review

79% Dell Inspiron 15 5578-1777 Convertible Review

Kaby Lake Upgrade. A powerful processor, IPS display and quick SSD: these are the fundamental building blocks for a good office computer, and the Inspiron provides them all. A backlit keyboard and a good battery life build on that foundation, and the built-in touchscreen can be operated with a stylus. The whole package costs just under 800 Euros (~$850).
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (R751T) rugged convertible for educational use

Acer debuts Chromebook Spin 11 for educational use

This new convertible comes with military-grade durability and extra features that make it a perfect classroom companion, such as the Wacom EMR technology and stylus that provide an easy way to write and draw directly on the screen.
Face Off: Lenovo Yoga Book vs. Acer Aspire Switch vs. HP x2 210 G1

Face Off: Lenovo Yoga Book vs. Acer Aspire Switch vs. HP x2 210 G1

10-inch Atoms. Very low-power Windows convertibles can make for excellent secondary notebooks for work or school. The unique Yoga Book is a surprisingly strong contender against your standard detachable with faster performance as well.
Toshiba's Portege X20W will be available with a Kaby Lake processor next month. (Source: Toshiba)

Toshiba updates Portégé and Tecra lines with Kaby Lake processors

Several business devices are getting bumped to Kaby Lake over the next month.
Acer announces TravelMate Spin B1 convertible

Acer announces TravelMate Spin B1 convertible

Acer's TravelMate line gains a new member: the Spin B1 is a convertible notebook with a 360-degree hinge. Targeted at education markets, the Spin B1 promises long battery life and a durable design.
HP Pavilion x360 11t T5M27AV Notebook Review

73% HP Pavilion x360 11t T5M27AV Notebook Review

Tiny Tank. HP has been busy updating their Pavilion x360 line, and today we look at the smallest member, the 11t. With a solid construction, this 11.6" convertible is as strong as a tank. Unfortunately, it also feels as slow as one.
Intel Pentium N3710 | Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) | 11.6" | 1.4 kg
Seamless UI scaling between phones, tablets, Xbox, and full-sized computers is the goal. (Source: Windows Central)

Windows 10 shell update will help close the gap between Windows PCs and phones

Microsoft is allegedly planning on integrating the Windows 10 UIs for PC, mobile, Xbox, and convertibles into one "Composable Shell", allowing for a truly universal Windows OS.
ZTE Blade V8 Pro smartphone now shipping in the U.S.

ZTE Blade V8 Pro smartphone now shipping in the U.S.

The Blade V8 Pro is a mid-range phone with two rear facing cameras tuned to take artistic bokeh-style shots.
Fujitsu ARROWS Tab V567/P Windows 10 Pro tablet coming soon to Japan

Fujitsu working on a 6-inch Windows 10 Pro device

The 6-inch phablet/tablet will launch as "ARROWS Tab V567/P," but will only be available in Japanese. Its technical specs are not public yet, but considering the price around $1,300 USD, a high-end Intel processor would not be a surprise.

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